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Smart whisky bottle knows when someone's been in your stash

Forget smart lightbulbs and smart appliances. Smart alcohol bottles could bring high-tech brains to your home bar.

By February 26, 2015


Facebook page comments must pass advertising laws

Australia's Advertising Standards Board has ruled that fan comments left on Facebook pages must be treated as advertisements and comply with consumer protection laws.

By August 5, 2012


QWERTY keyboard pumps out hydraulic cocktails

Russian artist invents a contraption that uses a QWERTY keyboard to mix cocktails based on which letters are pushed. It then squeezes the liquid through an LCD-style display.

By September 27, 2011


Get your Apollo 11 wastewater now

An auction of special space and aviation artifacts is to be held in two weeks. It includes a lunar bible. It also includes genuine Apollo 11 wastewater.

By September 1, 2011


Crave 34: Jasmine France: A legacy (podcast)

A new Hot Wheels track setup that mounts on the wall, a Darth Vader CD player that's more about form than function, and an LED-bedazzled surfboard that leads to some scary-but-cool nighttime wave-riding.

By February 22, 2011


Company turns Four Loko booze into car fuel

The fratty malt-liquor beverage can no longer be sold in its current form per the FDA, but a Virginia ethanol recycling company is taking the excess inventory and running cars on it.

By January 8, 2011


The 404 606: Where Mondays are the longest days of the year (podcast)

Today is the first day of summer, also known as the Summer Solstice, which also happens to be the longest day of the year, but everyone in the New York podcast studio this morning agrees that it's just way too hot to be outside right now.

By June 21, 2010


Stupid frat prank becomes runaway Web phenom

"Icing," the forced consumption of notoriously disgusting alcoholic beverage Smirnoff Ice, is becoming quite the sensation on the Web. That is, when photos are taken.

By May 21, 2010


Webbys highlight convergence of digital culture, comedy

The 14th annual awards were the usual mix of big-ticket comedians and YouTube stars, except that now it's getting harder to differentiate between the two.

By June 15, 2010


The 404 591: Where we ice you bro (podcast)

Wilson's knee deep in his extended vacation, so Jeff and I set out to find a suitable host to fill his empty seat and actually get an upgrade in Peter Ha, an editor at Techland.com and Time Magazine.

By May 28, 2010